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Bill Allen
> From: Martin N. Pohll <mpohll(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: cold formed steel
> Date: Tuesday, April 15, 1997 8:24 PM
> hawneng wrote:
> > 
> > Hey John:
> > 
> > John Cannon Jones wrote:
> > 
> > > I was somewhat vague in the original post.  More specifically, what I
> > >am curious about is experience in the design of metal stud trusses,
> > >parapet walls, shear...
> > 
> > I have looked at the UBC code requirement for studs and have tried
> > a couple of calcs.  UUGH!  Most of the metal stud stuff we have done so
> > far falls into the catagory of fru-fru (Walls that don't do anything
> > provide support for ply and gyp and keep the wind out.  This stuff can
> > mostly done using manufacturer published tables).
> > Every once in a while we end up doing something a little more daring
> > using steel studs to brace the top of a non-bearing partition wall up
> > the roof diaphragm.  I put together a couple of spread sheets using UBC
> > code formulas to help with this kind of work but they are extrodinarily
> > limited.  If you would like copies of these, e-mail me direct and I'll
> > ask my boss if it's OK to let them go out of house (don't be suprised
> > the answer is no, we get kind of touchy about these things.  We have
> > invested a lot of time into something that may not be worth the paper
> > isn't written on  {:o)}
> > 
> > As far as shear walls using metal studs goes, all I've got is UBC
> > Number 4144.  I could fax you a copy.
> > 
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